The 4th Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture (KAMC2023)

October 10–13, 2023 | Held in Kyoto, Japan, and Online

Welcome to The 4th Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture (KAMC2023), held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, Japan.

KAMC2023 encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in an international forum stimulating respectful dialogue. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.

Since its founding in 2009, IAFOR has brought people and ideas together in a variety of events and platforms to promote and celebrate interdisciplinary study, and underline its importance. IAFOR continues to engage in many cross-sectoral projects across the world, including those engaging leading universities (Virginia Tech, UCL, Singapore Management University, University of Belgrade, Lingnan University, Barcelona University, University of Hawai’i, Moscow State University), think tanks, research organisations and agencies (the East-West Center, The Center for Higher Education Research, The World Intellectual Property Organization), and collaborative projects with governments, and international governmental organisations (Government of Japan through the Prime Minister’s office, the United Nations in New York), media agencies (The Wall Street Journal, JWT, HarperCollins).

With the IAFOR Research Centre at Osaka University, we have engaged in a number of interdisciplinary initiatives we believe will have an important impact on domestic and international public policy conversations and outcomes.

IAFOR's unique global platform facilitates discussion around specific subject areas, with the goal of generating new knowledge and understanding, forging and expanding new international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research networks and partnerships. We have no doubt that KAMC2023 will offer a remarkable opportunity for the sharing of research and best practice and for the meeting of people and ideas.

The 4th Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture (KAMC2023) will be held alongside The 14th Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (MediAsia2023). Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.

We look forward to seeing you in Kyoto!

The KAMC2023 Programme Committee

KAMC is organised by IAFOR in association with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in Osaka University, Japan.


IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies (Scopus Indexed Journal)

This conference is associated with the Scopus and DOAJ listed IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies.


Key Information
  • Venue & Location: Held in Kyoto, Japan, and Online
  • Dates: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 ​to Friday, October 13, 2023
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: May 12, 2023*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: July 14, 2023
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: August 25, 2023

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.

The KAMC Organising Committee welcomes papers from a wide variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives relating to Arts, Media and Culture. For information about streams, please click here.


Present, Publish, Participate On-site or Online

Continued excellence in service, wherever you are

Over the course of the global coronavirus pandemic, our commitment to you; academics, scholars and educators around the world, was to continue to run conferences where and how possible, developing and innovating systems that would allow our attendees to engage online and in hybrid spaces, allowing those who chose not to travel, or who could not travel, opportunities to present, publish and participate online.

Flexibility

For us at IAFOR, the pandemic has allowed us to reimagine the conference, respecting the best of both onsite and online engagement, and the integrity of each format, and while respecting the coherence of the conference offering previously unavailable opportunities for flexibility.

Even though global policy restrictions addressing travel are loosening we will be as flexible as we can our side to allow delegates to choose between registration types between “on-site” and “online” up until six weeks before the conference, so that you can be assured that whatever your situation, you can present, publish, and participate.


About IAFOR

“Inspiring Global Collaborations”

Founded in 2009, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a politically independent non-partisan and non-profit interdisciplinary think tank, conference organiser and publisher dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange, principally through educational interaction and academic research. Based in Japan, its main administrative office is in Nagoya, and its research centre is in the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), a graduate school of Osaka University. IAFOR runs research programs and events in Asia, Europe and North America in partnership with universities and think tanks, and has also worked on a number of multi-sector cooperative programs and events, including collaborations with the United Nations and the Government of Japan. Read more about IAFOR.


About Kyoto and the Kansai Area

IAFOR is excited and proud to be able to Kyoto is one of the most storied and beautiful cities, and was the capital of Japan for over a thousand years from 794 until 1868.

The Kansai area, 500 km east of Tokyo, boasts the cities of Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and Nara. Kansai represents the inherent strength (sokojikara) of Japan as the vortex of Japan’s cultural, political and commercial activities for nearly 13 centuries. In times past Kyoto and the older capital Nara were the repositories of religion, knowledge, technology, and civilisation that reached Japan by way of the Silk Road. Osaka has been the biggest commerce centre since the Edo period (1603 – 1868), pioneering in futures trade and giving birth to many large trading houses that would provide the social capital for rapid industrialisation in the Meiji era (1868 – 1912). Even though the capital has moved to Tokyo, Kansai continues to flourish in this rich cultural heritage and tradition of innovative thinking, as a place where East mingles with the West over time and space in ways that Tokyo cannot match.

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